GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a rewritten version.

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Why does Ubuntu 9.04 console not work with Windows 7 Windows Virtual PC?

Here's a screen shot of my console in an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop live CD installed onto a Windows 7 Windows Virtual PC machine, and then stripped of the X/gnome environment: Note that the Grub part ...
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Installing bootloader (GRUB) on a logical partitions?

Is it possible to install GRUB on a logical partition? The partition is just 200 to 400 MB space?
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Is it currently stable to use, and boot to, a btrfs RAID 0 on SSDs?

As of the current (3.10+) Linux kernels, is it supported to make a btrfs RAID 0 out of SSDs the root mount and boot to it? This comprises several issues: Does the RAID 0 with SSDs support ...
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Installed Lubuntu as dual boot to Windows 7 and now Windows won't load

Last year when I installed an SSD in my laptop, I partitioned off a few GB to try dual booting to Linux. At the time, I was able to set up Ubuntu on that partition and used EasyBCD to manage the boot ...
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Windows installed on second partition, how to add it to boot menu?

I'm using Debian 6.0.6 Squeeze at the moment, I installed it over Windows XP. It's just one hard drive where I first installed Windows XP and than used some Windows tool to make partition where I ...
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Error - unknown filesystem grub rescue - Can't boot from any other media whatsoever

So I've been trying anything and everything under the sun to fix this problem. Have a lenovo Y570 laptop and decided to duel boot linux mint alongside windows 7. I partitioned some space on the ...
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GRUB error: unknown filesystem

I replaced my old laptop drive which was win7 and ubuntu dual boot with an SSD. Now I connected the old drive through a USB adapter and I want to boot from it. But this comes up: unknown filesystem ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64 hangs on boot when loading classpnp.sys [duplicate]

Don't know what happened but this happens almost every time I boot. Never happened before a couple days ago and I haven't even done anything. Computer powers up, GRUB (From fresh Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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How to boot Debian Testing when grub_env_export symbol not found?

After a recent run of apt-get dist-upgrade and subsequent reboot, I get just: GRUB loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: symbol not found: 'grub_env_export'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 10.04 with full disk encryption alongside other operating systems?

I always used the Full Disk Encryption option of the alternate installer, but now I need to keep another OS running in the first partition but that option seems only to be able to use the whole disk. ...
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ubuntu 10.04 softRAID 5 partition scheme

I'm trying to create a RAID 5 array which will contain the Ubuntu installation itself. I tried this partition scheme: 2.0 TB for / 6.0 GB for swap This was as per the instructions provided by ...
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How to edit menu list on muktiboot usb flash drive

I used this guide here to create a multiboot usb: The code below is found in the menu.lst file on the flash drive. How do I edit to remove the unwanted items, eg Tiny Core: # This Menu Created by ...
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CentOS 5 installation - GRUB installed on USB drive

I installed CentOS via unetbootin and USB stick. Unfortunately, I can not now start my system w/o my USB usb drive. Can someone provide me with some information how to fix this? Thanks.
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Reboot from windows to linux with grub

I have machine with Windows and Linux with GRUB, only with remote access. Is there any way to chage default OS in grub from windows? I know how to achieve it from linux, something like echo ...
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GRUB boot menu disapeared after NTFS partition deleted?

I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora12. Following is the partition structure of my harddisk. Disk /dev/sda: 80.1 GB, 80060424192 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders ...
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Is it possible to have Grub2's boot.img in the MBR and have it load core.img from a separate boot partition?

I have a multiboot system that I would like to use Grub to manage. The version of Grub shipping with my Linux distro is Grub2, and it installs its equivalent of stage 1.5-2, core.img, into the ...
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GRUB having problems with my sda1 UUID

I was having trouble trying to setup triple boot on my computer... (Take a look at this thread if you think it would help). I ended up by having a GRUB menu that has Ubuntu entries and "Windows" ...
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How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
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Ubuntu USB disk naming conflict on bootup

I've finally taken the plunge and ditched Vista for Ubuntu 10.04, and have a strange problem when booting up. Normally, my boot disk is /dev/sda, and grub boots from /dev/sda1 just fine. Once Linux ...
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GRUB-2 Bootloader fails to load for lack of floppy drive. Ubuntu 10.4 & Windows XP

2010.07.21 while trying to install Ubuntu 10.4 Hello all, I've been trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell workstation and am unable to get the Grub-2 bootloader to load properly. It seems to be ...
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How to add an item GRUB 1.98?

I am having trouble with GRUB version 1.98. I have been using GRUB 0.97 for a long time and can do pretty much what I want with it. It appears that the last version of Debian (6.0) installs GRUB ...
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No GRUB after re-installing Windows

I have Windows and I installed Fedora 12 on a separate partition. However, I had a problem with my windows XP SP 3 and had to install Windows on my C drive. When I re-boot I on longer get the GRUB ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 10/04 after reinstalling Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: No GRUB after re-installing windows Windows 7 upgrade and Grub boot loader I had Windows Vista Home Premium on HP pavilion desktop. I partitioned the disk for Ubuntu ...
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Triple boot Mac OS X, Debian and Gentoo on a MacBook

I'm looking to install Debian and Gentoo alongside Mac OS X on a (Intel) MacBook. Debian will be for using Linux, and Gentoo for toying around. There are lots of guides on the Internet about ...
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Is there a good way to make a remote machine dual-bootable into Windows and Linux?

I'd like to make a dual-boot machine that can be rebooted into either OS remotely. The only idea I have is to make the grub configuration live on a FAT partition so that it can be edited by either ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the GRUB menu?

How can I take a screenshot like this? I tried pressing Prnt Scrn, and then trying to paste it in MS Paint after booting to Vista, but it did not work.
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Remote control (via ethernet) a computer from boot for Grub choices. (On Linux)

I have a computer that I use for practically everything. In the same room I have a second computer that I use purely for trialing Linux distributions, It currently has Debian, gNewSense and Kubuntu on ...
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Unable to boot into windows after removing Linux

I had Linux Ubuntu and Windows dual booting from my computer. I used partition manager to remove the Linux Ubuntu partitions, now I can't get into Windows. The machine loads in to a command prompt ( ...
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How can I discover which bootloader is installed where?

On a Debian Linux box, I'm running into a very strange situation where after power-on, GRUB fails with the error "no such partition", but if I then hit the reset button, it boots normally. I'm trying ...
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Borked ubuntu uninstall - need to delete boot partition (i think)

I just got a new pc laptop with windows 7 and wanted to install Ubuntu on it. Which i did, no problem there, by downloading the installer, burning it to dvd then booting off the dvd and installing. ...
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Is this Hard Drive dead?

Okay, so I have a hard drive which I have run into problems with. I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Recently I have been getting random crashes in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but much more ...
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How to remove Linux from my system without affecting Windows' bootloader?

I'm a Windows user. I tried to experiment with Linux and installed openSUSE on my system. I formatted a partition and installed Linux on that drive. When I tried to remove Linux by formatting that ...
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What is my partition number?

I am using Linux and i need to restore my grub, so i go into commandline on live CD, and i enter 'grub', then 'root (hd0,6)', but it says that the disk does not exist. This is how everything looks ...
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dd to clone 2 hard drives with 2 OSes and an encrypted partition

So, I have a question with this complex back-up process. My computer has a 32GB SSD, where Ubuntu 13.10 and all programs that run on that system are located. There is only one partition on that drive, ...
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How to make Windows 8 BCD show boot menu instead of booting directly into Windows 8?

I have Windows 8, Windows XP and Ubuntu on my computer. And I am completely disappointed of modern logic of Windows 8 BCD. Say, I need to boot into Windows XP. Steps I must perform: Select "Windows ...
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Chaining bootloaders for unusual setup

I'm trying to implement some unusual idea on my PC. I've got a total of 6 partitions: First one is for Windows 7 (my basic OS) 2nd one for Ubuntu 3rd and 5th are Windows storage partitions 4th is a ...
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Operating systems on SD cards

I was getting some wild ideas the last days, like putting some operating systems into SD cards rather than on my hard drive. I'll go further into details now and explain what lead me to consider this ...
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Boot non EFI MS-DOS Windows 7 partition with grub2-gpt

I have the following setup: UEFI Asus Motherboard GPT TABLE and Ubuntu on /dev/sdb MS-DOS TABLE, Windows 7 and Linux Mint on /dev/sda I try to boot the Windows 7 partitions with grub2 from Ubuntu ...
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Lion refuses to be installed to any partitions on Mac

I was attempting to install Lion on my MacBook 7-1, on which I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a separate partition. Currently, my partitions look like this: ...
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Deleting a Partition Also Deletes Two Other

I have a hard drive with the following layout: I want to delete the first two partitions (a 243 MB Linux swap partition and a 5.87 GB root partition). Problem is, every time I deleted them, Windows ...
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Grub 2 removed, Windows can't boot

In all my stupidity I used Windows to reformat my Ubuntu partition and now I can't boot anything. What's the best way to recover my netbook? I'm only able to use a 256 MB flash drive.
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Why can i run grubinst.exe in 64 bit ubuntu

grubinst.exe is a console mode program to install GRUB4DOS boot code to the MBR or partition boot sector. I downloaded it from GRUB4DOS project page grubinst_1.0.1_bin_win.zip, and I think its for 32 ...
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Blank menu.lst file after installing Ubuntu9.10

I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my PC. I have Windows XP as the primary OS. I am trying to set XP as the default OS with the following command in terminal: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst After ...
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Change default option on dual boot screen

I want to know how I can change the default selected option on the GNU GRUB dual boot screen displayed on system start-up. I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot PC. Currently there is a countdown ...
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Dual-boot archlinux and Windows 7 using grub-bios

How can i add windows to the boot menu when using grub-bios. I couldn't find menu.lst file in my boot/grub directory. My bootloader is on /dev/sda1. Windows is on /dev/sda2, root and home are on ...
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Unable to Boot Windows 7 after GPT/RAID migration

I recently did a migration off of a single hard disk to a RAID array. I backed up my partitions with Clonezilla and everything worked fine. I was able to then restore both my Windows 7 Bootloader and ...
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How to replace GRUB boot loader, from within Windows?

I have dual boot (Debian and Windows XP), and the boot is from GRUB. I want to remove Linux and grub, and restore the Windows boot. However, I cannot use installation CD to restore the MBR. Thus, I ...
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Can't restore laptop windows after Ubuntu (GRUB error)

Hi I tried out Ubuntu but wasn't happy, so I tried to restore windows from my laptop's CD, but after the restoration process finishes and the system reboots I get "GRUB loading, Error 17". How can I ...
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Dual boot with 2 Hard drives

I have 2 old hard drives (they are both ATA) and I have one ATA ribbon cable with 2 connector. I install Linux on one harddrive and Windows 7 on the other. I can use them by switching the harddrives. ...
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How to add Windows 7 to Grub menu?

The following is the list that I got when I executed the command sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * ...